10 Weird Easter Traditions From Around The World
In the 16th century, Dutch and Portuguese missionaries brought Christianity to Indonesia. Since then, Easter has been celebrated with crucifixion reenactments. Men are tied to wooden crosses across the nation, while statues of the Virgin Mary and Jesus Christ are paraded through the roads.
In France, Easter Saturday is called as ‘Silent Saturday.’ On the days leading up to Easter, French churches stop ringing the bells as a symbol of remembrance of Jesus Christ’s passing. The children are told that the church bells have flown back to Rome to see the Pope. On their way back to the churches, bells drop chocolate candy and colored eggs at all the kid’s houses.